Biodiversity at the heart of planning for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris 2024

Publié: 25 novembre 2020
Dernière modification: 27 novembre 2020
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As Paris prepares to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games 2024, SOLIDEO, the agency created to deliver the venues, is placing the social and ecological legacy of the Games at heart of the design process. Development of the new Olympic Village is planned in La Seine-Saint Denis and will become a leading example of sustainable design, demonstrating how rich biodiversity can thrive in dense urban areas.


Paris 2024 marks a new era for the Games – one that is more environmentally friendly and supportive. The sober Games concept is 95% based on existing or temporary equipment to limit pressure on habitats. A specific preservation strategy will assess and manage the Games’ impact over five sustainable pillars. Urban biodiversity plays a central role and includes remarkable and ordinary biodiversity – nature that should be left untouched and nature that should be integrated as much as possible. Paris 2024 will go beyond preservation by identifying regeneration opportunities for the urban sites serving the Games.


Europe de l’Ouest et du Sud
Échelle de la mise en œuvre
Area-wide development
Buildings and facilities
Connective infrastructure, networks and corridors
Espaces verts (parcs, jardins, forêt urbaine)
Zone humide urbain
Écosystème urbain
Accès et partage des avantages
Adaptation au changement climatique
Aménagement urbain
Atténuation du changement climatique
Connectivité / conservation transfrontières
Fragmentation et la dégradtion de l'habitat
L'intégration de la biodiversité
Services écosystèmiques
Villes et infrastructures
Précipitations erratiques
Hausse des températures
Dégradation des terres et des forêts
Perte de biodiversité
Perte de l'écosystème
Développement d’infrastructure
Objectifs de Développement Durable
ODD 9 - Industrie, innovation et infrastructure
ODD 11 - Villes et communautés durables
ODD 13 - Mesures relatives à la lutte contre les changements climatiques
ODD 15 - Vie terrestre
ODD 17 - Partenariats pour la réalisation des objectifs
Obectifs d'Aichi
Objectif 1: Sensibilisation accrue de la biodiversité
Objectif 2: Valeurs de la biodiversité intégrées
Objectif 14: Services des écosystèmes
Objectif 15: Restauration et la résilience des écosystèmes


Paris, France

Les impacts positifs

SOLIDEO’s transformative development plans for the new Olympic Village in district La Seine-Saint Denis include:

  • Adding 7 hectares of new green spaces, which will offer space for biodiversity while also promoting physical activities and sports for citizens.

  • Increasing ecological connectivity by enhancing the river corridor, by creating biodiversity corridors along railways & bike paths, and by including an ecological loop through the Village.

  • Installing rooftop gardens with different habitat types that act as stepping stones for smaller, mobile creatures like birds and pollinators.

  • Establishing five distinct native habitat types by using native vegetation – particularly climate change resilient species from native shrubland and mesophilic meadows – will bring diversity within the habitats as well as throughout the district.

  • Incorporating rain gardens with a mix of wetland species and special resources such as dead wood, rock piles and bug houses will capture run-off and provide urban cool spaces where wildlife can complete their life cycles.

  • Addressing potential conflicts between spaces for people and for nature such as the use of wild-life friendly lightning that enhances night-time safety while minimising disturbance for nocturnal animals or the placing of a noise barrier between the expressway and the Village.


Contribué par

Amelie Claessens International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

Soumise par

Giulia Carbone
Eric Ndayishimiye
San Francisco Estuary Institute
Robin Grossinger
San Francisco Estuary Institute
Megan Wheeler
San Francisco Estuary Institute
Erica Spotswood
San Francisco Estuary Institute
Russell Galt